46% as independent. how about that. when it comes to aids, pretty evenly split between the parties, among the generation born before 1945, 34 percent identify as republican, 34 percent as democrats. get that, newsweek? 27 percent independent. baby boomers have just about the same amount of republicans and democrats. 34 percent, 27 percent independent, and among generation x24 percent republican, 29 percent democrat, and here we go again, most self identify as independent, 42%. among the millenniums, along under the age of 31, 18 percent republican, 31 percent democrat, 35 percent independent. notice the trend? elections have consequences, and we are getting a sense of the negative today. 200 companies announcing closings or layoffs says the president won his second term. you can see them strolling by as i say this.